With the release of "Mothership" less than a month away, Led Zeppelin has announced several big updates today regarding their music and fan interaction with the band. For the first time ever, Led Zeppelin fans can purchase their music digitally, as well as ringtones through Verizon. Lastly, the Led Zeppelin Myspace page is now live, so be sure to check it out.
Led Zeppelin Digital Music:
Led Zeppelin's catalog is among the most enduring bodies of musical composition to come out of the 20th century -- and now it's coming to the 21st. As one of digital music's final holdouts, the band's illustrious catalog is one of the most highly anticipated digital releases to date. Beginning November 13, the band's original albums will be available for full-album or a la carte download from all online music retailers. The albums being made available include "Led Zeppelin" (1969), "Led Zeppelin II" (1969), "Led Zeppelin III" (1970), "Led Zeppelin IV" (1971), "Houses of the Holy" (1973), "Physical Graffiti" (2 CD 1975), "Presence" (1976), "In Through The Out Door" (1979), "Coda" (1982), "The Song Remains the Same (1976, recently remixed and remastered for reissue on November 20), "How the West Was Won" (2003), and "Mothership" (available November 13). Featuring such indelible anthems as Communication Breakdown, Whole Lotta Love, Immigrant Song, Stairway To Heaven, D'Yer Mak'er, and Kashmir, these releases, together with various retrospective collections, have sold more than 300 million albums worldwide.
Led Zeppelin/Verizon Wireless Partnership:
Verizon Wireless and Led Zeppelin today announced they have partnered to provide mobile customers with an entirely new way to access the legendary rock band's music. Verizon Wireless will be the first mobile music service provider for ring tones, ringback tones, alert tones, and wallpapers, as well as full-song over-the-air downloads, offering customers infinite ways to personalize their phones and express themselves. Full-song downloads will be available on November 13, 2007. The band's catalog includes such landmark songs as Rock and Roll, Kashmir, Communication Breakdown and Stairway to Heaven.
Welcome to the Machine, the first single from Queensryche's new album, "Take Cover", was released on iTunes on October 16. "Take Cover", a compilation of some of Queensryche's most beloved tracks, will be available on November 13. Queensryche pay tribute to some of their favorite songs with an adventurous collection of covers that range from Black Sabbath and The O'Jays to Italian opera and Broadway musical. Singer and chief songwriter Geoff Tate, guitarists Michael Wilton and Mike Stone, bassist Eddie Jackson, and drummer Scott Rockenfield put their stamp on 11 classic tracks with "Take Cover". The album is available November 13 at regular physical retail outlets and at Rhino Records for a suggested price of $13.98, with a digital version also available for the suggested price of $7.99. "Take Cover" also features Queensryche's distinctive arrangement of Pink Floyd's Welcome To The Machine, an acoustic version of Buffalo Springfield's For What It's Worth, and a highly charged live version of U2's Bullet The Blue Sky.
The alternative rock band Dial has made a video clip for the song Beautiful, taken from Dial's debut album "Synchronized" (2007). The Video is created by Dutch media company D'iMages who has done productions for Ayreon, Star One, Shadow Gallery, After Forever, Stream Of Passion, La-Ventura and more. The video premier will take place on Friday 26th October 2007. The video can also be viewed on Dial's official website.
"Live in New York City" captures Blackfield live at the Bowery Ballroom NY on March 16, 2007. A captivating live experience, the concert features tracks from both albums along with an inspired re-working of Alanis Morrisette's Thank You. In addition to the concert, the DVD also features the promo videos for the singles Pain, Hello and Blackfield.